Join volunteers at Rotary Blue Heron Park for a work day project

Sunday, May 20, 2012

The Blue Heron
Lake Forest Park Rotary, joined by Rotary Interact Club and the Lake Forest Park Youth Council, will have a work day project at Rotary Blue Heron Park on Saturday, May 26, 2012 from 9am to Noon,
Workers should bring work gloves and wear long-sleeved shirts and sturdy shoes.  Favorite hand trowels and "forks"would be a good idea.

The City will provide tarps, spring rakes, branch loppers, pruning shears, and clippers. Painter Dave will provide 5 gallon buckets.  

Jeff Weissman and Great Harvest Bread Company will provide nourishment for the workers.

Rotary Blue Heron Park is, historically, the first park to be developed by the City. 

Before its purchase, the land was known as "The Stump Farm". The City sought the assistance of the Lake Forest Park Rotary for development of the park as a community service. The Rotary Club assisted the Lake Forest Park Rotary Club with the park's construction as a community service. 

The LFP Rotary Club offered to provide not only the construction but the upkeep and maintenance of the park. it was decided by the city, under Mayor Roger Loeschen, that the park would be named Rotary Blue Heron Park in recognition of their contribution to the park.
Of the original club members, only four remain who remember the many weekends and hours they toiled to develop the park: Bob Edwardsen, Dick McNees, Frank Michiels, and Heidi Shepherd.  

Recently, the original sign for the park has disappeared.  Funds have been allocated for a replacement sign which will be installed soon. As a community partner, the 25-year old club will continue to regularly support the park's maintenance.


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